Time-Worthy Tech Tips

From Your District ITS

Blackboard Update

Cohort 1, the first group of Blackboard trained teachers, is currently working on Unit 3 which incorporates Discovery Education.

  • Cohort 1 is continuing to submit feedback to help us enhance the class before the next cohort begins.

  • Unit 4 is complete and will be released on November 20.

  • The ITS team will be working closely with Cohort 1 to ensure support for Cohort 2 once it begins in January 2016.

  • MHS teacher, Larry Singleton, has gone live with Blackboard incorporating his students and working with the Infinite Campus integration. Thank you for all your efforts, Larry!

November Blackboard Teacher Spotlight

Congratulations to the Blackboard "Spotlight Teacher" of the week! All of our students are extraordinary, but these students were chosen based on factors such as enthusiasm, problem solving and for demonstrating leadership.

Downloading YouTube Videos to Google Drive

Would you like for your students to easily view educational YouTube videos? It's as simple as downloading the videos to your Drive account. All YouTube ads and other videos are taken away. Watch the video to discover this great tip!

Great Gadgets from GaETC

We would love to share new tools from the Georgia Educational Technology Conference that was held Nov. 4 - 6.
Kahoot Ghost Mode

Do your students beg to play Kahoot after the quiz is over? Follow the link to find out how Ghost mode reinforces skills through repetition.

Kahoot: Ghost Mode

A fun game to conduct quick assessments with your students. Quizizz features include: student pacing, providing realtime feedback, and working over all devices. Question libraries are available as well!

Quizizz Walkthrough

Seesaw empowers students of any age to independently document what they are learning at school. Students capture learning with photos, videos of physical work, or by adding digital creations. Everything is uploaded and kept organized for teachers.

Print Friendly

Makes any web page print friendly. Watch your printing decrease!

uBlock Origin

A Chrome extension that effiecently blocks ads from websites.


Select any video and enable self-paced learning with interactive lessons, voice overs, and questions.

How Can Instructional Technology Help?

I am thrilled to be able to spend time at your school! As an Instructional Technology Specialist, my primary goal is to serve as a resource for teachers who are looking to embed technology into their daily lessons. It is my goal to help you in any possible way. If you would like some specifics of how we can work together, I can:

  • meet with you after school or during planning to work on lesson plans
  • teach a sample lesson to your students using the Nexus Tablets or Chromebooks
  • observe your class and then offer suggestions on how to best embed technology
  • provide hands-on assistance in your classroom